Audemars Piguet - The Watch Auction: One Geneva Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1958
    Reference No: 5093
    Movement No: 70'276
    Case No: 12'656
    Model Name: "Disco Volante"
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, 2003
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Audemars Piguet vintage watches are widely recognized by collectors as rare and remarkable timepieces which stand out by their unique but classic designs, and highly sought-after movements.
    The present example features the ultra-thin caliber 2003 with a record breaking thickness of only 1.64 mm. Calibre 2003 was introduced in 1953 as a replacement of 9’’’ML.

    Another very appealing element of the present watch is its very original and unpolished overall condition; the case shows hardly any sign of wear and still retains very crisp numbers stamped on the back, the engine-turning on the bezel does not show any sign of polishing and is still very sharp.

    The highly elegant and sophisticated look renders this watch timeless.

  • Artist Biography

    Audemars Piguet

    Swiss • 1881

    A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.

    Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.

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Ref. 5093
A rare white gold extra flat wristwatch with four-tone dial

35mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF5,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF13,750

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm